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Donut Falls

Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Really cool!

This is a great and wonderful hike. The hike is pretty easy to the falls and less than a mile. Once... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very rewarding fun hike!!

So the trail we took sort of dead ends at the stream and you have to climb down the rock (not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“easy hike” (13 reviews)
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
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Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and wonderful hike. The hike is pretty easy to the falls and less than a mile. Once you get there, the scramble up to the actual falls and small cave can be pretty tough, especially if there has been recent rain....More

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the trail we took sort of dead ends at the stream and you have to climb down the rock (not scary) and walk alongside the stream. That didn't seem apparent to us and we accidentally took a side trail to the right that took...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a super easy trail but what made it fun was climbing the waterfall. It is slippery and dangerous but it was a lot of fun and very pretty. I wouldn't recommend kids climbing the waterfall. It is crowded though.

1  Thank Abbey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not hikers. It took a little over an hour, but we did it with an easily distracted 3 year old. Had cramps that night and the next day I was sore; however, we passed multiple families that looked fat or out of shape...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a short trail (approx. 1.8 miles round trip) that is mostly shaded and fairly scenic. The first ~ 0.2 miles is a steady climb before the trail levels off. Just before you reach the falls, there is a ~ 8 ft. scramble down...More

Thank hflores2
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our biggest regret is not trying to find a spot at the trail head; the walk from the parking lot up to the start of the hike was all uphill in the blazing sun and nearly did the three toddlers in before we even got...More

Thank akey1101
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We went on a Saturday in July and purposely parked on the highway and walked the extra mile since we didn't want to deal with not finding a place at the trailhead. We had three children ages 4, 7, and 9. The road is a...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a moderate hike to reach the falls, and then it takes some climbing to get to be able to see the actual donut, but it's worth it. Your kids can make it to the base, but it is a moderate hike. Adults can...More

1  Thank MattIowa
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great hike. We hiked from the main road which was a good thing since there was no parking spots open at the lot by the trailhead. Water shoes were a plus when you cross the river and the water was FREEZING! We...More

1  Thank Newtraveler83
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our hike to donut falls on Saturday. The trail is very heavily trafficked and a little confusing. Go right (the flatter option) when you come to the fork in the road. Some people climbed the actual falls but being a middle aged woman...More

1  Thank DFinnCincinnati
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Molly U
28 May 2017|
Response from Bruce K | Reviewed this property |
The cave is at the top of the falls. During the winter you climb your way right to the top as the snow covers the falls. You have to crawl into the cave. I've not been there in the summer, but I imagine there is a trail that... More
Laurel E
20 January 2017|
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Response from Suzi S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laurel, I was there in the summer, so I am unsure. Also living in FL myself. It was a pretty well laid out path, well worn, well marked. Parking could be tricky. If you park at the main road and hike in, you might need... More